verb \i-ˈkwip\

: to provide (someone) with necessary materials or supplies

: to provide (something) with a particular feature or ability

: to prepare (someone) for a particular activity or problem


Full Definition of EQUIP

transitive verb
:  to furnish for service or action by appropriate provisioning <equip an army>
:  dress, array
:  to make ready :  prepare <wasn't equipped to handle the pressures of the job>

Examples of EQUIP

  1. More money was needed to train and equip the troops.
  2. Equipped with a hoe and a shovel, I headed for the garden.
  3. Her training has equipped her to deal with emergencies.
  4. She is well-equipped to deal with emergencies.
  5. Those students are not equipped for the challenges of college.

Origin of EQUIP

modification of Anglo-French eskiper, eschiper to load on board a ship, embark, outfit, man, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scipian equip a ship, scip ship
First Known Use: 1523



Definition of EQUIP

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


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